But it's not like a giant black hole opened and swallowed the OnePlus 4, compressing the fabric of space and time as to give us the OnePlus 5 a year in advance. The actual truth is even more sinister! If 1+ made a OnePlus 4, the phone might as well be called the OnePlus Death - in China and most of East Asia. Quite a marketing zing to it, huh? Imagine the looks you'd get for going to buy that from China Telecom, if they ever stocked it in the first place!
Like many other brands selling their products in the East, OnePlus has to get around a peculiar superstition. In China, pronouncing the number 4 sounds almost exactly like the words "death" and "disease", producing an unpleasant association. Understandably, the Chinese and other East Asian nations restrain themselves from using the number as much as possible, which results in some rather otherworldly practices.
Five, though, is a lucky number. It's associated with the five elements (Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal) and, historically, with the Emperor of China. So OnePlus must be feeling lucky about skipping numbers! At this point, it has been legitimately, though not officially confirmed that the next OP phone is the OnePlus 5.
With rumors of a modern curved screen design, a spec sheet that includes the latest Qualcomm processor with up to 8GB of RAM, and a 23MP camera, the OnePlus 5 could indeed become the company's luckiest model so far – especially if the sub-$500 price tag stays and the phone ships with finalized software that isn't full of bugs or half-baked features. The OnePlus 3 and 3T left us with positive impressions, so we're reasonably optimistic about the 1+ Cinco.
source:Android Pure , Wikipedia